Conscious Cosmic Critters
Self-Organizing Intelligent Space Plasmas
“In studying this Fourth state of Matter we seem at length to have within our grasp and obedient to our control the little indivisible particles which with good warrant are supposed to constitute the physical basis of the universe. We have seen that in some of its properties Radiant Matter is as material as this table, whilst in other properties it almost assumes the character of Radiant Energy. We have actually touched the Border Land where Matter and Force seem to merge into one another, the shadowy realm between Known and Unknown which for me has always had peculiar temptations. I venture to think that the greatest scientific problems of the future will find their solution in this Border Land, and even beyond ; here, it seems to me, lie Ultimate Realities, subtle, far-reaching, wonderful.”
— Sir William Crookes, On Radiant Matter, 1879
Whilst intelligently perusing the vast cosmic tapestry the universe proffers, we persistently discern ourselves confronted with diverse enigmatic phenomena that challenge our comprehension of life, intelligence, and the very nature of existence.
We are beckoned by some of the intriguing cosmic phenomena such as the self-illuminated plasmas in the thermosphere filmed by NASA, and the mysterious Kordylewski Dust Clouds (KDCs) domiciled at the Lagrange points L4 and L5 of the Earth-Moon system, and ponder how these may connect with other more “borderland” phenomena such as infrared amoeba-like “critters” and possibly even graveyard ghosts!
Plasma, often referred to as the “fourth state of matter,” is a unique and abundant substance in the universe. Initially termed “radiant matter” by Sir William Crookes, plasma consists of ionized particles, including positively charged ions and free electrons. This ionized state gives plasma distinct properties, making it the most prevalent state of matter in the cosmos, extending across and connecting galaxies, stars, and vast expanses of space.
“… plasma is the first state of matter out of which all the other states of matter originated … Nature began with the plasma.” —Vinod Krishnan
The plasma universe theory posits that plasmas are the fundamental building blocks of the cosmos, playing a crucial role in the structure and behavior of the universe. From the formation of stars and galaxies to the dynamics of space weather, plasmas exhibit complex and interconnected behavior, influencing the evolution of cosmic structures, and thereby our very beingness.
“Most of the universe is plasma … As astronomers began to realize that the universe is mostly plasma, they also came to the conclusion that plasma physics might help to explain many of the unanswered questions about how stars are created, and how they die out. Plasma physicists began making important contributions to astronomy and cosmology in the 1950s. Then, in the 1960s, startling discoveries burst upon the astronomers. Quasars and pulsars, exploding galaxies and disappearing stars all clamoured for explanation. In all of these exciting and strange new phenomena, plasma physics plays a key role. For there are cataclysms exploding in the heavens of a violence undreamed of even a few short years ago. And only plasmas are energetic enough to undergo such shattering catastrophes. To understand what’s happening in the heavens – to understand how our own Sun and Earth were born and how they will die – we must understand plasma physics … The ‘emptiness’ between Sun and Earth, then, is actually a rich domain of plasmas and electromagnetic energies.”
Source: Ben Bova, The Fourth State of Matter: Plasma Dynamics and Tomorrow’s Technology, 1971
Kordylewski Dust Clouds
The Kordylewski Dust Clouds, first proposed by Polish astronomer Kazimierz Kordylewski in 1961, were confirmed by Hungarian astronomers in 2018. These clouds, composed of charged dust particles, exhibit intricate patterns of electrical connections and current exchanges between adjacent charged particles. The unique properties of the KDCs suggest that they may possess computational capabilities surpassing those of all human brains and intelligent life on Earth, leading to speculations about their potential to function as gigantic computers or brains. They are fed by the solar wind, and thus are being well nourished for vast aeons of time.
In their article Kordylewski Dust Clouds: Could They Be Cosmic ‘Superbrains’? Robert Temple and Chandra Wickramasinghe propose that the KDCs may exhibit behaviors resembling those of highly complex living entities, hinting at the possibility of spontaneous evolution within these structures. The authors draw parallels between the characteristics of the KDCs and the attributes attributed to spiritual beings, such as angels or divine messengers like Metatron, suggesting that these cosmic structures may possess profound intelligence with the ability to communicate and interact with other entities in space.
Abstract: Recent astronomical observations combined with dynamical simulations have led to a possible confirmation of the existence of the much disputed stable dust clouds (Kordylewski Dust Clouds) at the Lagrange libration points of the Earth-Moon system. The new data leads to an estimate of the size of the cloud at L5 as well as of the average radii of the scattering/polarizing dust particles in the cloud’s interior. The diameter of the cloud is somewhat less than 3 times the Earth’s diameter, and the average grain radius is estimated at ~ 3 x 10-5cm, consistent with bacterial-type cells, with a mean separation of less than 1 cm. Such grains, most likely elongated on the average (rod-like bacteria), and photoelectrically charged to a few eV, would acquire a spin through collisions with gas atoms and thus could act as emitters and absorbers of longwave electromagnetic radiation. We speculate that the entire Kordylewski Dust Cloud comprised of such particles has the potential to acquire electromagnetic connectivity with an information storage/processing capacity akin to a form of intelligence.
Source: Kordylewski Dust Clouds: Could They Be Cosmic ‘Superbrains’?
The KDCs, with their potential to acquire electromagnetic connectivity and information storage/processing capacity, may well possess functional intelligence. The vast number of charged dust particles in a KDC portends the possibility of inter-particle communication. This immense number of binary connections could potentially exceed the computing power of all human brains combined!
The KDCs, with their intricate combination of charged dusty plasma in various states, may display spontaneously evolved phenomena resembling those of the most highly complex living entities. Could it be that these cosmic enigmas are not only intelligent but also self-aware?
Robert Temple’s A New Science of Heaven book delves into much deeper detail of the KDCs, living plasmas in space, and the implications for the emergence of an entirely new paradigm, and is highly recommended. He highlights such ideas as the potential for plasma crystals inside dusty complex plasmas to spontaneous form helical structures resembling DNA, quoting many scientific papers:
“Complex plasmas may naturally self-organize themselves into stable interacting helical structures that exhibit features normally attributed to organic living matter. The self-organization is based on … physical mechanisms of plasma interactions … As a result, each helical string composed of solid microparticles [dust] is topologically and dynamically controlled by plasma fluxes leading to particle charging … These interacting complex structures exhibit thermodynamic and evolutionary features thought to be peculiar only to living matter … We examine the salient features of this new complex ‘state of soft matter’ in light of the autonomy, evolution, progenity and autopoiesis [autopoiesis refers to a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself] principles used to define life. It is concluded that complex organized plasma structures exhibit all the necessary properties to qualify them as candidates for inorganic living matter that may exist in space provided certain conditions allow them to evolve naturally.”
Source: Tsytovich, Morfill, et al, ‘From Plasma Crystals and Helical Structures towards Inorganic Living Matter’, in New Journal of Physics, Vol. 9, 2007
NASA’s imaging in the thermosphere has revealed the presence of self-illuminated plasmas, which have been observed to display life-like behaviors and morphologies. These plasmas, with sizes estimated to be from one to eight kilometers in length or diameter, have been linked to UFO/UAP sightings, suggesting that these plasmas may account for many historical UFO observations. The life-like properties of these plasmas, including their ability to form cellular structures and engage in complex behaviors, have led researchers to speculate that they may represent a form of proto-life or non-biological life in space.
The Plasma in the Thermosphere thesis, as presented in the article Extraterrestrial Life in Space. Plasmas in the Thermosphere: UAP, Pre-Life, Fourth State of Matter, integrates with Temple’s Kordylewski cloud ideas by exploring the concept of plasma as a potential form of pre-life or non-biological life in space. Both the KDCs and the plasmas in the thermosphere exhibit complex behaviors and characteristics that challenge the current scientific view of life and intelligence in the cosmos.
Abstract: “Plasmas” up to a kilometer in size and behaving similarly to multicellular organisms have been filmed on 10 separate NASA space shuttle missions, over 200 miles above Earth within the thermosphere. These self-illuminated “plasmas” are attracted to and may “feed on” electromagnetic radiation. They have different morphologies: 1) cone, 2) cloud, 3) donut, 4) spherical - cylindrical; and have been filmed flying towards and descending from the thermosphere into thunderstorms; congregating by the hundreds and interacting with satellites generating electromagnetic activity; approaching the Space Shuttles. Computerized analysis of flight path trajectories documents these plasmas travel at different velocities from different directions and change their angle of trajectory making 45°, 90°, and 180° shifts and follow each other. They’ve been filmed accelerating, slowing down, stopping, congregating, engaging in “hunter-predatory” behavior and intersecting plasmas leaving a plasma dust trail in their wake. Similar life-like behaviors have been demonstrated by plasmas created experimentally. “Plasmas” may have been photographed in the 1940s by WWII pilots (identified as “Foo fighters”); repeatedly observed and filmed by astronauts and military pilots and classified as Unidentified Aerial - Anomalous Phenomenon. Plasmas are not biological but may represent a form of pre-life that via the incorporation of elements common in space, could result in the synthesis of RNA. Plasmas constitute a fourth state of matter, are attracted to electromagnetic activity, and when observed in the lower atmosphere likely account for many of the UFO-UAP sightings over the centuries.
Source: Extraterrestrial Life in Space. Plasmas in the Thermosphere: UAP, Pre-Life, Fourth State of Matter
The Space Shuttle STS-75 Tether Incident, which occurred on February 25, 1996, provides a signal example of the Plasmas in the Thermosphere thesis. During this mission, a 12-mile long tether was deployed by a satellite from the shuttle, which subsequently produced an overload of electricity, causing the tether to break. Three days later, on February 28, 1996, a swarm of UFOs appeared around the severed tether, as observed by astronaut Claude Nicollier using a hand-held camera sensitive to both visible and near-infrared light.
The near-infrared sensors on the cameras used during the Tether Incident were able to image objects that were too faint to be seen in visible light, providing a unique perspective on the phenomena occurring in the thermosphere. The observed UFOs appeared to be pulsing, giant discs, with some estimated to measure up to 3-8 kilometers (2-5 miles) in diameter.
Both the thermosphere plasmas and the KDCs may represent a form of inorganic living matter that could exist in space, representing a completely different form of life from what is known on Earth. The life-like properties of these plasmas and the KDCs, combined with their potential to store and process digital information, suggest that they may possess computational capabilities surpassing those of all human brains and intelligent life on Earth by very many orders of magnitude.
Reichenbach’s Odic Force
Baron von Reichenbach’s discovery of the Odic Force, aka Odyl, revealed a fine force emanating from all known elements and substances, manifesting in beautiful lights and colors that could only be perceived by individuals he termed “sensitives.” These sensitives were able to see and some even feel the Odic Force, which appeared in all known objects, particularly those under the influence of electricity, magnetism, heat, and light. Notably, these sensitives were also able to perceive plasma-like entities floating over graveyards, adding a mysterious dimension to the understanding of these forces.
Trevor James Constable’s work on the infrared photography of plasma-like beings, termed “critters,” presents a thought-provoking perspective on the potential existence of these entities. Trevor’s photographic results posits that these critters, existing in the infrared range, below optical wavelengths and above radar, may represent a form of macrobiology or even macrobacteria inhabiting the aerial ocean we call the sky. He also likened their animating force to be that of the orgone energy empirically discovered by Wilhelm Reich.
These critters, which Trevor, a military aviation historian amongst his other diverse talents, associated with the causation of radar “angels,” have been the subject of intense interest. Constable's work sheds light on the potential presence of these plasma-like beings both on Earth, in the form of critters in the infrared, and in space, adding a fascinating dimension to the exploration of non-biological life and intelligence in the cosmos.
“The existence of these organisms seems to be essentially plasmatic, i.e., having their form expressed in heat substance. They travel in pulsatory fashion, swelling and shrinking cyclically as they move through the air, much as we pulsate with our heartbeat and swell and shrink with our lung movements. They are spheroidal, and therefore often look like discs.
“Being plasmatic, they are capable of returning radar echoes, and often do. These things may be read more or less directly from dozens of photographs of these critters that we have made. Motion pictures we made verify that these plasmatic organisms are capable of velocities and changes in shape and size that render worthless any attempt to handle them with the mechanistic mode of mentation.”
Source: Trevor James Constable, The Cosmic Pulse of Life, 1976
While there has been criticism of Trevor’s IR photos, some certainly undeserved, similar results were reproduced by several people. The best were by Richard Toronto, a professional photographer in the SF Bay area. Richard was able to photograph the same critters on more than one shot, something neither Trevor nor anyone else accomplished (though Trevor did get them in motion on Super 8 IR film). Pictured here are clips from two of three images showing a flock of critters over Vallejo, California in 1977. These photos are part of a sequence of a dozen or so taken as a 360º series from a hilltop. What is especially germane to our thesis here is that, when I asked Richard what was in that direction, he replied, “a graveyard.”
Let’s Hope They’re Friendly
The “Kaikoura Lights” refer to a series of UFO sightings in December 1978 above the Kaikoura mountain ranges in New Zealand's South Island. Initially observed by the crew of a Safe Air Ltd cargo aircraft, these strange lights, including a large UFO with five flashing white lights, tracked alongside the aircraft before vanishing and reappearing elsewhere. Witnessed by both pilots and air traffic controllers, the UFO’s presence was corroborated by radar data. Later, on December 30, a television crew from Australia, including cameraman Quentin Fogarty, captured footage of unidentified lights during a flight to Christchurch. These lights, including a large orb that trailed the aircraft for nearly fifteen minutes, were observed, filmed, and tracked by multiple witnesses, adding further intrigue to the phenomenon.
Fogarty wrote a book of his experience, and the popularity it garnered, bringing him to the USA and appearing on Good Morning America amongst other appearances. Telling his story brought him much turmoil, overturning his life in unexpected ways. What I found poignant was that towards the end of the book he notes that in telling the story of the events following his filming of the UFOs he never really said what his impressions were. They are fantastic, otherworldly, and apropos to my thesis here:
“To me it was just that they were some sort of intelligence of their own, not having occupants or anything. Whatever they were, that was the entire thing. I didn’t have a feeling of anything inside them. It gets a little weird and wacky. I had another feeling at the time, which I have not written about, like they were collecting souls of the dead. I can’t explain this feeling. They were far more psychic than anything. I felt that there was something incredibly spiritual and emotional about it all, but I could not come to terms with it, I couldn’t work out what it was. Throughout the whole thing I cannot be convinced about an extraterrestrial origin, because it doesn’t feel right, for no other reason.” —Quentin Fogarty, Kaikoura UFOs, 1978
Journeys Out of the Body
Robert Monroe, a pioneer in the field of out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and consciousness exploration, wrote extensively about his experiences and theories regarding the nature of the soul and what happens after death. In his books Monroe describes his encounters with alternate realities and dimensions beyond the physical realm, and his engagements with entities or beings that exist in these non-physical realms, some of whom may guide or interact with souls as they navigate their post-death experiences. He proposed the existence of different Locales, Locale II being a realm where souls can reside after physical death. Could it be that our human souls, perhaps plasmatic in nature, return to super-intelligent clouds in space, like the Kordylewskis, in between incarnations? Perhaps some of these “critters” are departed or astral traveling souls or their guides? Or us in dreams?
In Native American lore of various indigenous tribes such as of the Plains and Pacific Northwest, the Thunderbird holds a revered status, symbolizing potent natural forces and spiritual energy. Among its roles, it is believed to serve as a guide, transporting souls to the Spirit World upon death. Depicted as a majestic bird with wings spanning wide, often accompanied by thunder and lightning, it embodies power and protection. Acting as a guardian between realms, the Thunderbird aids in the transition of departed souls, facilitating transformation and renewal through its presence in thunderstorms. Additionally, it is perceived as a link to ancestral spirits, guiding and safeguarding souls on their spiritual journey.
As we avidly ponder these plasmatic mysteries of the universe, we see the possibility that the Kordylewski Clouds and the Plasma Critter Puzzle may hold a master key to comprehending the nature of life, intelligence, and consciousness. The possibility that these plasmatic entities represent a form of non-biological intelligent life in space, seemingly interwoven with life in the biosphere, and with the potential to exhibit behaviors resembling those of highly complex living entities, invites us to reconsider our knowledge and understanding of life, intelligence, and the fundamental nature of the universe.
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